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ISS's new water recycling system passes test

2008-11-26 07:33:23 GMT2008-11-26 15:33:23 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Space Shuttle Endeavour astronaut Donald Pettit installs the Water Recovery System (WRS) rack in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Endeavour is docked with the station in this NASA file photo taken Nov. 18, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Space Shuttle Endeavour Commander Christopher Ferguson holds up a bag of water from the International Space Station's new water recovery system labeled "tomorrow's coffee" during a news conference from the station in this view from NASA TV Nov. 25, 2008. Joining Ferguson for the news conference are (L-R) Stephen Bowen, Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Ferguson, Donald R. Pettit and Pilot Eric Boe. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Space Shuttle Endeavour astronauts (L-R) Stephen Bowen, Heidemarie M. Stefanyshyn-Piper, Commander Christopher Ferguson, Donald R. Pettit and Pilot Eric Boe wave at the end of a news conference from the station in this view from NASA TV Nov. 25, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

The Water Recovery System (WRS) rack 1 which is the newest part of a comprehensive life support system for the International Space Station is shown in this NASA undated file photo released Nov. 25, 2008. The WRS will form the core of NASA's Regenerative Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS).(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Space Shuttle Endeavour astronaut Donald Pettit configures the Water Recovery System (WRS) rack in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Endeavour is docked with the station in this NASA file photo taken Nov. 19, 2008. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)

Space Shuttle Endeavour astronaut Donald Pettit installs the Water Recovery System (WRS) rack in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Endeavour is docked with the station in this NASA file photo taken Nov. 18, 2008.

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